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C.V.N.E - Cune Barrel Fermented Blanco 2018


  • Country: Spain
  • Wine Region: Rioja
  • Wine Area: Rioja Alta
  • Grape: Viura
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Food Matching

Food Matching

Enjoy With: Grilled and Roasted White Meats, fish/shelfish and salads and picnics

Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 87 (2014) VS: 90 (2015) JR: 16.5+ (2015) WS: 88 (2016) JS: 91 (2016) WE: 87 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

Soft pale yellow with green gold hints. Elegant, and attractive aromatic intensity. Aromas of pineapple, apple and banana are harmoniously blended with the notes of the oak. In the mouth it leaves a sweet aftertaste that invite us to continue drinking.

Winery Information


CVNE (Compagna Vinicola del Norte de Espana) is one of the most renowned and historic bodegas in all of Spain. Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asua brothers, Eusebio and Raimundo, the company has been an integral part of the Rioja region's ascendance in the world of fine wine. With their combination of traditional roots and innovative vision, CVNE has been one of Rioja's most reliable sources for high quality wine. The company is still run by descendants of the Real de Asua brothers, now.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)87 pts

Apr 2015 Reviewer : Luis Gutierrez - The white 2014 Monopole, bottled one month before my tasting, is pure stainless-steel-fermented Viura bottled unoaked. It's a clean, fruit-driven, immediate white with faint aromas of white flowers and fruit and a light palate with moderate acidity and a spritzy hint. This should last a while, although there's no need to wait.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)90 pts

May 2017- By Josh Raynolds - Pale gold. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes dried pear, beeswax and lemon pith, plus a hint of green almond in the background. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors that are braced and lifted by a chalky mineral note. The citrusy element carries through a long, stony finish that shows very good energy and a touch of bitter quinine (2015)16.5+ pts

Most unusual. Ambitious Viura! Masses of depth with real nuttiness. Shows what can be done with this grape.

Wine Spectator (2016)88 pts

Lively flavors of apple, wet stone and herbs mingle in this fresh white. Crisp, well-integrated acidity keeps this focused through the clean, pure finish. Viura.

James Suckling (2016)91 pts

Always a delicious white with sliced apple, melon and green pear character. Medium body, bright acidity. Lively finish. Drink now

Wine Enthusiast (2016)87 pts

Clean white-fruit aromas are simple but pleasant. This Viura has a round, plump body that's a touch flat. Salty citrus flavors come with notes of lime and green banana. A lasting finish is mild and tasty. Drink immediately.

Vinification Notes

A manual selection of grapes at their optimum point of ripeness. Once in the winery, the grapes were cold macerated for 6 - 8 hours to give more structure and flavour to the finished wine. The grapes are then lightly pressed and the juice transferred to new american oak casks for a fermentation that lasts between 15 and 20 days at cellar temperature: between 16 and 20° C. The young wine remains on its lees which are periodically stirred through the wine so that they hang in suspension. The wine is regularly tasted to assess its flavour evolution, until we decide on the optimum moment to rack it and bottle it.